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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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Congress legislators in Maharashtra complain about Chavan


July 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Complaining about several "issues" they have with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, over 40 Congress legislators requested the state party chief to intervene.As many as ... Read more...

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‘Chalo Delhi’ if no moratorium on interest payment: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Issuing a stern warning to the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her party MPs and legislators will go to Delhi ... Read more...

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Pranab favourite as lawmakers vote for new president (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is advantage Pranab Mukherjee, the UPA's candidate, as Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect the country's 13th president, recording a massive turnout that ... Read more...

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Goa legislators sing songs, pay musical tribute to Rajesh Khanna


July 19th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) In his sad death Wednesday, yesteryears superstar Rajesh Khanna breathed cinematic life into the proceedings of the Goa legislative assembly which has convened for the ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker first to vote presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Polling to elect India's new president proceeded smoothly and briskly in the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday with speaker Nadendla Manohar the first to cast ... Read more...

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Trinamool to skip July 18 UPA dinner


July 13th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress - the second-largest constituent of the UPA - has decided to skip the July 18 dinner being hosted by Congress president and ... Read more...

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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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Left pays homage to Jyoti Basu on the road (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Left Front members protested outside the West Bengal assembly Sunday after the speaker disallowed former legislators from entering to pay respects to late chief minister ... Read more...

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Left pays homage to Jyoti basu on the road


July 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Left Front members protested outside the West Bengal assembly Sunday after the speaker denied entry to former lawmakers to pay respect to former chief minister ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday formally announced Jagadish Shettar as the new chief minister of Karnataka, replacing D.V. Sadananda Gowda."According to ... Read more...

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UP probe into presence of jailed MLAs at Pranab lunch


July 7th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Faced with severe criticism at the presence of two jailed legislators at the lunch hosted by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for UPA presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit Assam, Tripura from July 6


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee is likely to begin the northeast segment of his campaign from Assam July 6.President of the Assam Pradesh ... Read more...

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AGP to support Sangma in Presidential poll


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's regional party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma for the presidential elections, ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Lok ... Read more...

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Trinamool to convince Kalam, ready to leave UPA if needed (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Monday asserted that it was prepared to leave the UPA government if the Congress considered it unwanted, and said efforts would be ... Read more...

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Ready to leave government if unwanted: Trinamool (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Monday described as "untrue" reports that its central government ministers have handed over their resignation letters to party chief Mamata Banerjee, but ... Read more...

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Conmen held in Delhi for bid to dupe northeast legislators


June 14th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) An impersonator who duped several people, including legislators from the northeast, by claiming to be a central government official was arrested here, police said ... Read more...

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Law Commission can’t define an ‘influential person’!


June 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid growing demand that influential people involved in criminal cases should be investigated and tried quickly, the Law Commission has said it is not feasible ... Read more...

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Security of Delhi legislators to be tightened: Dikshit


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday said the security of legislators in the capital will be stepped up in the wake of a murderous attack ... Read more...

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Not poaching among BJP for Bahuguna’s seat: Rawat


April 27th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Congress is not "poaching" any Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member to ensure Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna's election to the state assembly as ... Read more...

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UP legislators to have 3G connectivity


April 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Legislators of both houses in the Uttar Pradesh assembly will soon be armed with the latest gadgets and web-friendly mobile phones having 3G connectivity, thanks to ... Read more...

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‘Congress MP offered me Rs.25 lakh bribe’


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Amid the CBI investigating the March 30 countermanded Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, a Congress legislator alleged Monday that his own party's upper house MP Dheeraj ... Read more...

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‘Bengal minister’s appointment violative of Constitution’


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday wrote to the chief election commissioner, requesting him to disqualify West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee's legislatorship after he ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll’s scrapping landmark decision: Advani


April 1st, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Terming the Election Commission's move to scrap the Rajya Sabha election in Jharkhand a "landmark" decision, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh legislators advised to be alert while on tour


March 26th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) Police in Chhattisgarh have urged the state's legislators to be on high alert while trekking through Maoist jungle strongholds in the wake of the abduction of ... Read more...

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Gadkari hits out at Anshuman Mishra, calls allegations baseless


March 25th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Joining other party leaders in slamming NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Sunday dismissed the allegations levelled by Mishra ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full ... Read more...

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Mishra withdraws RS nomination amid rift in BJP (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With the old guard of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) upping the pressure, NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra Wednesday decided to withdraw his nomination for ... Read more...

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Bengal government trying to choke voice of opposition: Left


March 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress-led state government of "trying to throttle" the voice of the opposition both inside and ... Read more...

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Himachal proposes Rs.20,243 crore budget estimates


March 20th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday presented the budget estimates for 2012-13 with a proposed outlay of Rs.20,243.92 crore. However, no fresh taxes, except ... Read more...

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Bahuguna sworn in asUttarakhand chief minister (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 13 (IANS) Vijay Bahuguna was Tuesday sworn in as chief minister of Uttarakhand at an event clouded by strong dissent from a section of Congress workers owing ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna named Uttarakhand chief minister (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) After nearly a week of deadlock, Uttarakhand will get a chief minister with the Congress naming its Tehri-Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna as the leader ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna named new Uttarakhand chief minister (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) Congress MP Vijay Bahuguna will be the next chief minister of Uttarakhand, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced here Monday."It was decided by ... Read more...

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Maya’s olive branch to Congress on Uttarakhand


March 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) In keeping with her image of springing surprises, Uttar Pradesh's outgoing chief minister Mayawati has decided to extend "unconditional support" to the Congress in Uttarakhand ... Read more...

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